Representatives of State Farm Insurance were at Mansfield University (MU) on Oct. 4 to present a $50,000 grant for improvements in technology and teaching capabilities in the Computer Information Science (CIS) department.

MU said a laptop lecture classroom in Elliott Hall already has been outfitted with the funding. Updates to a networking computer lab that will allow MU students to learn software development for Apple IOS and Google Android mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and Nexus 7 are underway. Instruction in mobile device programming will begin in the spring 2013 semester.

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